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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Flannel Moth? - Megalopyge opercularis - female Unidentified  - Megalopyge crispata - male Image showing more wing detail - - Megalopyge opercularis - female Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - Megalopyge opercularis Flannel moth caterpillar #2 - Megalopyge White Flannel Moth - Norape ovina Norape ovina caterpillar? - Norape ovina Megalopyge lapena? - Megalopyge lapena - female
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
MEGALOPYGIDAE Herrich-Schaffer, 1855 (1)
Remarks
Caution, caterpillars can sting. See this site for more information.

Caterpillars in this family in having 7 pairs of prolegs, which is 2 more than in any other lepidopteran family.